Beans and Cornbread

the end

I often think I can’t make these long-simmering recipes on a weeknight, but then I realized I can, I just need to spread the cooking out over two days. more

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Waking Up Stuffed Peppers

The time has come for a truly exciting and delicious stuffed pepper, and this is it! Potatoes are mashed with generous amounts of toasted spices, fresh herbs, and citrus, placed gently inside the pepper and finished with a delicate, crispy crust. It’s genius, and I am so excited to share it with you. more

Korean BBQ Ingredients

Mushrooms and shrimp with an Asian accent

In March, I imagined that I would spend every possible minute of the summer dining al fresco, dipping my toes in the lake and leisurely paddling a canoe. Alas, it was not to be. For the past couple weeks in flyover country it has been dripping hot, the kind of hot that gave (gives) me […] more


Strawberry-Basil Sorbet

Strawberries are just ridiculous right now. I swear, every time I go into the grocery store, they are selling larger containers of them for cheaper. Not that I’m complaining; as strawberries become more plentiful, they’re also getting more delicious. They’re sweet, plump, and red as rubies. Ah, the joys of summer. more

Pulled chicken sandwich

Slow cooking without a slow cooker

I don’t know how I’ve lived 25 years in Wisconsin without a slow cooker, but alas, I have none. This is often unfortunate, like when my workplace was having a chili cook-off and I have no heating vessel in which to store my chili, but it is occasionally a tragedy, such as when a quintessential […] more

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